GEHS math teacher, Suzy Blair, donates a pint of blood before school on Tuesday morning. Staff photo by Amy Cunningham

Gardner Edgerton High School is sponsoring a Community Blood Drive today at the school.

Debbie Starling, a GEHS employee, presents her arm to a phlebotomist from the Community Blood Center. Starling said she gives blood every six months to help people. “Who knows. Someday I might need it,” she said. Staff photo by Amy Cunningham

Students and staff started trickling through the small gymnasium at the high school to give a pint at 7 a.m. The event runs through 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 23.
According to the Community Blood Center, more than 580 units of blood and blood components are required each day to meet the needs of area hospitals.
Officials suggest that donors drink plenty of fluids, eat regular meals and get a good night’s rest before donating.
Edgerton United Methodist Church will host a Community Blood Drive on April 3 at the church’s Fellowship Hall, 300 E. 4th Street, Edgerton.
The April 3 blood drive will run from noon to 3 p.m.